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Azure Architect

Publish Date: Jan 16, 2022

Location: UK Wide, UK Wide, GB-United Kingdom

Company: Atos

About Atos

Atos is a global leader in digital transformation with 110,000 employees in 73 countries and annual revenue of € 12 billion. European number one in Cloud, Cybersecurity and High-Performance Computing, the Group provides end-to-end Orchestrated Hybrid Cloud, Big Data, Business Applications and Digital Workplace solutions. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and operates under the brands Atos, Atos|Syntel, and Unify. Atos is a SE (Societas Europaea), listed on the CAC40 Paris stock index.

The purpose of Atos is to help design the future of the information space. Its expertise and services support the development of knowledge, education and research in a multicultural approach and contribute to the development of scientific and technological excellence. Across the world, the Group enables its customers and employees, and members of societies at large to live, work and develop sustainably, in a safe and secure information space.


At Atos, our ambition is to be a diverse and inclusive company where people are truly free to be themselves. They can thrive, achieve their personal goals and innovate without limitations. We welcome everyone to apply.


Family friendly, flexible working arrangements will be considered across all roles.


The opportunity

Azure Architect The UK Microsoft Practice provides industry-proven experienced Microsoft Architects that personally own and deliver elements from a set of services focused on assessing current and future needs for Atos customers with a focus on Microsoft products.


Come in as the next forward-thinking motivated Azure Architect and get an opportunity to develop into broader Microsoft technologies!


Note: This is a permanent role that will require the successful applicant to gain security clearance.



The Azure Architect:

  • Co-operates with senior client, conducting investigations at a high level for IT strategy studies and feasibility studies to meet the customer stated requirements.

  • Takes responsibility for investigative work to seek effective business solutions.

  • Develops architectural views and migration option solutions.

  • participates in pre-issue peer reviews and post-issue delivery reviews, utilising business experience and skills to assess and advise on the viability of alternatives.

  • organizes implementation through improvements in information systems, data management, processes/procedures, organisation and equipment.

  • applies and supervises the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, e.g., TOGAF, BCS ES&A, and continuous process improvement.

  • builds strong relationships with account and other Atos technical groups (offshore and onshore), ensures the customer and internal partners stay informed on progress and choices available to them throughout the lifecycle of a solution.


Skills and experience we can't do without

Your knowledge and experience should include many or all of the following:

  • Successfully defining, designing, and delivering enterprise solutions that embrace the entire Microsoft Azure platform.

  • Business knowledge and context of the use and value of Azure.

  • Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Azure Platform as a Service (PaaS).

  • Articulation of IaaS, PaaS, FaaS and SaaS, and their business benefits.

  • Azure, hybrid and on-premise commercials and their implications.

  • Migration strategies and planning.

  • Ability to demonstrate the costing of Azure.

  • Use of Azure DevSecOps and CI/CD pipelining and use of Azure monitoring the security tooling.

  • Integration with other Microsoft products such as O365.

  • Demonstrable successful experience in producing detailed component specifications from Business and/or IS systems architectures, taking into consideration the intended uses of the architectures as a whole, translating component specifications into detailed designs for implementation, as necessary using selected products, and where appropriate developing product short-lists and evaluation criteria for use in product selection with proven analytical ability and attention to detail.


Skills we’d like:

  • A good understanding of the commercial stages for Bid processes and RFC (Request For Change), along with experience of responding and delivering to CCNs (Change Control Notice).

  • Experience using Azure Synapse and Data Bricks.

  • Demonstrable working experience in a business analyst/software engineering/technical engineer position.

  • Microsoft Certified in Azure.


More reasons to join us:

  • Attractive salary.

  • 25 days of Annual leave + an option to purchase more through our Flexible Benefits.

  • Flex benefits system – exciting opportunity to choose your own benefits.

  • Retail discounts.

  • Pension - matching contribution up to 10%.

  • Private Medical Scheme.

  • Life Assurance.

  • Enrolment in our Share scheme - subject to scheme eligibility criteria.

  • Unlimited opportunities to learn in our Training platforms.


We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to the applications process for people with disabilities. Please request the reasonable accommodation!


Here at Atos, we want all of our employees to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are at work. Our employee lifecycle processes are designed to prevent discrimination against our people regardless of gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect which makes them unique. Across the globe, we have created a variety of programs to embed our Atos culture of inclusivity, and work hard to ensure that all of our employees have an equal opportunity to contribute and feel that they are exactly where they belong.